Why Study Nursing at UW-Madison?

World-Class Facilities

photo of Cooper Hall

Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Cooper Hall, the School of Nursing’s primary facility, is an environment designed to support the health and wellness of everyone in the School of Nursing community. It features:

  • State-of-the-art, technology-enhanced active learning classrooms–some of the largest anywhere!
  • Simulation labs that include hospital, clinic, and home environments
  • Flexible research spaces to support innovation
  • A mile-long indoor walking path, self-care spaces, private bathrooms with showers, lockers, and a meditation room
  • Changing art exhibitions and a museum of nursing history
  • Inviting indoor and outdoor meeting and social gathering spaces, plus a cafe
  • Adaptable group study spaces with white boards and monitors
  • A space for graduate students to create community
Aerial photo of the UW-Madison medical campus.

The Only Academic Health Center in Wisconsin

The School of Nursing is part of a campus-within-a-campus where nursing, medicine, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine buildings are grouped together, along with an affiliated teaching hospital complex, to create an Academic Health Center (AHC). It provides fertile ground for interprofessional collaboration, and nursing students can take advantage of a constellation of world-class facilities:

All in One Place...

aerial photo of downtown Madison, WI.

Madison, a Capital City

Madison has repeatedly been voted one of the best places to live in the United States. As Wisconsin’s capital, it offers nursing students opportunities in state government and policy making. Community partnerships provide facilities for clinical practice and research in and around the city:

  • Hospitals and clinics in urban and rural settings
  • Nursing homes
  • Day-care centers
  • Public health agencies

Find out more about Madison:

photo of students in a technology-enhanced active learning classroom in Cooper Hall

Student-Centered Education at a Premier Research Institution

Student life at the School of Nursing pairs the educational and social resources of a large, world-class university with a supportive community environment focused on nursing. Students receive comprehensive support services related to:

  • advising
  • program planning
  • clinical placements
  • career services
  • financial aid
  • post-graduation credentialing